Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Howard L. Bender

Howard Bender, 73, Knoxville, passed away peacefully at home on May 19, 2016 after a long fight with Leukemia. Born April 22, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Regis J. and Mabel T. Bender, who preceded him in death. Throughout his illness, he maintained his optimism and good humor, and he will [Read more…]

Bradley A. Searcy

Bradley Allen “Chip” Searcy passed away on April 19th, 2016 in his home. Chip was 59 years old. Chip was born in Knoxville, TN on March 2, 1957. He was the first son of Delores and Charles Searcy. Chip spent most of his life playing and teaching music. He also enjoyed his time in nature [Read more…]

Dorothy S. Keathley

Dorothy S. Keathley, age 88, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on May 17, 2016. She was a selfless mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose strength, beauty and kindness cannot be measured. Dorothy would want us all to remember this time apart is only temporary and to praise God. The legacy she [Read more…]

Chester J. Cogdill

Chester James Cogdill has passed away. Jim was born in Port Hueneme, California to James H. Cogdill and Mary Loucille Beckman Cogdill on October 17, 1953. He was the oldest and only son and had one sibling, Sherry Cogdill Steyaert. Jim lived most of his early life in Scholls and Portland, OR and then relocated [Read more…]

Bruce E. Webb, Jr.

Bruce Edward Webb, Jr., age 81, passed away tranquilly at home on May 4, 2016 after a courageous battle with oral cancer. Bruce was born August 21, 1934 in Brooksville, FL and grew up in Tampa, FL. He served as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman while the Korean War was ending. Before moving to Knoxville, [Read more…]

Ernest Sprouse, Jr.

Ernest Sprouse, Jr., age 91, of Knoxville, passed onto his eternal home on May 14, 2016 in Chattanooga, TN with his family. A Veteran of the US Navy serving on the USS Frost during WWII, Ernest carried this hardworking, honorable and humble spirit throughout his life.  He was a longtime member of Fountain City United [Read more…]

Carol Whaley Rolen

Carol Whaley Rolen, age 78, of Knoxville, Tennessee, departed the bounds of earth to her heavenly home on May 14, 2016 with her devoted family by her side. The family is planning a Celebration of her Life at a later date. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the family and invites [Read more…]

Michael L. Williams

Michael Lamar Williams, age 71, passed away on May 9, 2016, with his loving family at his side.  A compassionate man of integrity, Mike will always be remembered for his love of family and friendly demeanor. After over 40 years in the insurance profession in Knoxville, he retired to spend time with his  family and [Read more…]

James B. Payne

James B. “J.B.” Payne, age 68, of Halls, passed on to his eternal home on Sunday, May 8, 2016. J. B. was born and raised on a beautiful farm in Claiborne County.  He shared many stories of fishing and hunting with his family as he grew up.  He also enjoyed following NASCAR all of his [Read more…]

Barbara J. Long

Barbara J. Dinwiddie Underwood Long, age 80, left this world quietly in her sleep in the early hours May 5th, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, David Long; mother Helen Crye Martin; father Paul Dinwiddie; brother Gary Dinwiddie; sister Marjorie Wilson; half-sister Joan Cupp and half-brother David Johnson.  She is survived by [Read more…]

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